Under this delightful Italian salutation I wish to emphasize the importance of language for the physician. Indeed, language use and mastering is one of the big challenges to be a good physician provided that good and gentle contact with the patient constitutes in most cases the secret word towards cure and release. This fact is very striking when caring for a patient of different language and culture. The patient would be so surprised and impressed when the doctor utters his/her own language words in an agreeable manner dispensing the need for an interpreter. This should be a preliminary reason to achieve patient’s confidence and cooperation. Again, the patient’s description of the present complaint in a language that is felt and tasted should help the physician to resolve the case much more precisely. The wonders of good language communication are far away from being simply listed especially when pain to be relieved and suffer to be eased.
The rendezvous with the language does not stop at containing the many Latin and Greek words and terms but the physician maybe appointed to walk a long and interesting experience with learning and practicing many tongues to help maintain good communication with people and refine the health care provision.
Reading texts is one of the most joyful skills of humans. The pleasure and engagement that one has on reading a text depend on some factors, among which are the interest in the topic, the fineness of the language, the accepted logic and the style of the writer. The more the reader is aware of such factors the greater his/her joy or inconvenience is. In this respect plays reading of well written texts an important role in fulfilling this high humanistic skill and establishing a good industry of writing.
Written texts, even those of pure scientific purpose, contain much superfluous words and phrases that are put inevitably by the writer to confer a sort of subjectivity to the text like a fingerprint. Accordingly, reducing the size of the text would be sometimes necessary and courageous task to save much time in picking pearls of knowledge from the terribly tangled jungles of talented and attractive writers, even if sometimes this text reduction be on the expense of the magnificent writing style.
Formulating reading and designing of learning maps are the concern of not only students who have to go through hundreds or thousands of papers to pass a graduation exam or to present a seminar, but also everybody who would communicate with written texts and who wishes to adapt to a typical literate society and culture.